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Glitzburgh Glam: The Iconic Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

7 Dec

Elizabeth Taylor is a name synonymous with glamour, luxury, and a lush life filled with adventure and style. The legend was a star who lavished herself in all things beautiful — and for this, she has become a fashion icon who will be sorely missed. If you were a fan of the late, great Elizabeth Taylor, you can own a piece of her life’s collection — but it will cost you a pretty penny.

The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is one of the (many) highlights of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor that is being auctioned off at Christie’s. It is a Rectangular-Cut Diamond Ring of 33.19 carats
D color, Potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa, and will sell for an estimated $2,500,000 – 3,500,000. There’s also the LA PEREGRINA 16th century Natural Pearl, Ruby, Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace, by Cartier, which should also fetch an easy $2,000,000 – 3,000,000.

Oh, is that all?

Other stunners include The Burton Wedding Bands, which were given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton upon their marriages in 1964 and 1975, and will fetch a much more affordable (ha!)  $6,000 – 8,000, and an Emile Galle  Marquetrie-Sur-Verre Glass Vase, circa 1900 with gold foil inclusions and artist signature, that should go for approximately $15,000 – 20,000.

Taylor, known most for her jewelry, was a fashion icon. Other looks that are up for auction include A Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir by BVLGARI, circa 1971, worth $600,000 – 800,000, and TWO SATELLITE SUITCASES, A NICE BEAUTY CASE AND A DEAUVILLE BEAUTY BAG by Louis Vuitton, 20th Century, at an estimated $2,500 – 3,500.

You can buy the clothes once worn by the world-famous icon, too, from a lovely  pinky-peach 2-piece CHRISTIAN DIOR EVENING ENSEMBLE worth $6,000 – 8,000, to a AN EMANUEL UNGARO RED, PINK, BROWN AND YELLOW STRIPED WOOL COAT for around $900.

Paintings by Van Gogh and others are also for sale (for millions of dollars) and you can also purchase the Deluxe Signed Limited Edition of My Love Affair With Jewelry, signed on the justification page by Elizabeth Taylor, numbered from the edition of 50 (copies 26/50-50/50 for general release) and stamped Edition A, which comes in a presentation box together with a copy of The Legendary Jewels: The Evening Sale similarly numbered and stamped Edition A. This will run you about $2,500.

View more, here, or check out photos below!

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh present “Faces and Places of the Black & Gold” event this Sunday at LaRoche! Benefits Homeless Children’s Education Fun – Art Auction, Steelers, Jane Orie, and More!

5 Aug

This Sunday, join the The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh for a charity event featuring fine art, esteemed guests, and all-around fun! Come out for a great cause!

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh will host the “Faces and Places of the Black & Gold” event that will benefit the Homeless Children’s Education fund of Pittsburgh.

This family-friendly event is open to all fans of the Black & Gold, and will take places from 3pm-8pm at the Zappala College Center of LaRoche College in McCandless.

Guests will include Pittsburgh Steelers, Rocky Bleier, Franco Harris, John ‘Frenchy’ Fuqua, James Farrior, Nick Eason, Ted Toles (Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro Baseball League), along with keynote speaker, Senator Jane Clare Orie.

The Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh is a foundation that wishes to generate funds for local & regional non-profit charities in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania.  At the event, the 4 artists that make up the coalition – Larry Klukaszewski (New Kensington, PA), Willie Hobbs (Butler, PA), Denny Karchner (formerly of Clearfield, PA) and, Charles Ott of Pittsburgh (“Steel City Artist) will be auctioning off their original and fine art prints that they hope greatly benefit the Homeless Children’s Fund of Pittsburgh. The mission of their foundation is to help as many organizations as possible to continue to fulfill their missions, starting with this one!

So come one, come all, and support this great cause! Join other Pittsburghers, art collectors with discriminating taste, fellow do-gooders, and, of course, prominent guests such as Pittsburgh athletes and other public figures.

Come enjoy yourselves for a lovely afternoon surrounded by beautiful pieces of Pittsburgh-centric art, legendary athletes, friends, and family …… and be sure to spread the word, too!

If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets for the event you may contact Larry Klukaszewski (724) 882-0756 or Willie Hobbs (724) 968-2474.

For more information:

http://humanitarianartistsofpittsburghmyblog.wordpress.com/

http://steelcityartist.com/?page_id=355

http://www.homelessfund.org/

Also, don’t forget to follow Friend of Glitzburgh @STEELCITYARTIST on Twitter!

Glitzburgh at the Carnegie Museum -> Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art: A Benefit for the Persad Center

12 May

On Monday, May 10th, the Persad Center of Pittsburgh hosted their annual art benefit “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.

This event featured 200+ local, regional, and even international artists, live and silent auctions, and fabulous hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Dinner was buffet-style and included delicious gourmet food ranging from from local restaurants and bistros to chains such as PF Chang’s.

The crowd was ever-diverse and included businessmen, doctors, philanthropists, art students, drag queens, the transgendered, bisexual, lesbian, gay community, art collectors, devoted volunteers, bloggers, media, and the local avant garde circle. There literally was something for everyone – food, art, and beverages for every taste! Guests could enjoy wine, whiskey, soda, or lattes, and could munch on ravioli, salad, rice, or salmon rolls. The art ranged from Andy Warhol-esque paintings like the “Mums” print to glass-blown vases and still-life photography. There were tastefully done nudes, a plant-woman, a brass marionette, and many abstract pieces. There were pastoral works, watercolors, and nautical-themed works, ethnic and tribal pieces, and other works with more of a pop art flair.

Glitz and glam melded with class and culture, and every intersection was met with grace and poise. This was an event free of judgement and full of welcoming, and hope. It truly was an evening of celebrating art, and celebrating life. I hope to be able to attend next year, and I hope that the Persad Center was able to raise lots of money this year for their wonderful cause.

Thank you to the Persad Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art for a lovely evening….and especially to Kristen Hawley, who, I looked for all night, but, was unable to connect with! (A testament to the vast number of guests and the large crowd that this esteemed event drew! Kudos!)

Cheers to a successful evening!

Check out some of my photos from the event, below!

What’s Going On in Da’ Burgh?? Upcoming Events in Pittsburgh…Wilco, Art, Fashion, Cigars, and More!

9 Apr

There are always some nifty events going on in and around the ‘Burgh. Here are just a few that are coming up this weekend and next week….

The “Long Ash Club” in Pittsburgh (across from the Benedum Theatre on Penn Ave.)  is having a 2-night Cigar Rolling Event / Cigar Tasting Party, featuring, aside from cigars, of course, a Cuban-style menu and Cuban drinks. This event is free and open to the public. For more info or for reservations call  Renée at 412.281.6290.

Art in Bloom – The Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art has organized Art in Bloom, which features fine art paired with gorgeous, fresh flowers. This event is going on from April 8th-April 10th, 2010.

Stepping into Spring Fashion Show at Duquesne University – April 11th, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Held at Duquesne University, this annual event is sponsored by the University Women’s Guild and includes a luncheon while featuring women’s and children’s fashions from Macy’s. Sally Wiggin from WTAE will also be there!

Fashions for Kids’ Sake at Carlow University – Thursday, April 15th, at 6:30pm – Features  various designers from the Pittsburgh boutiques Decade, Figleaf, Jupe Boutique and Sugar.

Lawrenceville LittleFlea – Enjoy this outdoor marketplace in Lawrenceville at the corner of Butler St. and 36th from 8am-3pm on Saturdays this season. Enjoy vendors, craft items, thrift and vintage finds, cultural experiences, food, a flea market, and more. Visit http://lawrencevillelittleflea.blogspot.com/ for more info!

The Wilco concert is this Sunday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Also … don’t forget: The Shrine Circus is now in Town and the Autism Speaks lunch is Saturday at Heinz Field, along with the Riverside Run on Saturday for the Jenesis Foundation. So much to do, so little time in a weekend! What will you choose?

…and what else is going on in Pittsburgh? Let me know! 🙂